Summary: Liposuction is one of the oldest cosmetic surgeries still performed today, and has been in the cosmetic surgery market for decades. Each year, as liposuction techniques become more advanced and associated risks steadily decrease, the fat reducing procedure becomes requested more frequently. Last year, the high number of men and women the world over who achieved their ideal figure with the help of liposuction made this procedure the most popular, and for four very good reasons.
1. Complements Healthy Lifestyle
After being the obesity capital of the world for many years, the United States has slowly been becoming more health-conscious. As more and more Americans discover the benefits of healthy living and reach their long-term weight loss goals, liposuction goes hand in hand with many aspects of a healthy lifestyle. For instance, candidates must be at their goal weight prior to undergoing the procedure, while many patients feel encouraged to maintain their liposuction results with regular exercise and a healthy diet.
2. Addresses Problem Areas When Diet and Exercise Fall Short
While a balanced, controlled diet and exercise are the best way to slim down your figure, there are times when diet and exercise fall short of our expectations. Some men and women are in perfectly fit shape, but still have persisting love handles, tummy bulges, or jiggly thighs. This is because our bodies all store fat differently, and even targeted exercises aren’t always great at sculpting our bodies in the ways that we would like.
We can’t control where we gain or lose weight, but we can target problem spots with liposuction. Because liposuction can be used to carefully shapes problem areas in the skilled hands of a body contouring specialist, this fat-reducing procedure can be the solution to fine-tuning your figure.
3. Increased Availability of Liposuction Techniques
As more and more practices begin offering liposuction, a wider range of liposuction techniques is becoming available to patients interested in improving their body shape. Techniques like laser lipo and ultrasonic assisted lipo offer men and women different ways of targeting fat cells. While laser lipo uses energy from a laser to melt fat cells, ultrasonic lipo destroys fat cells with ultrasonic energy.
However, tumescent lipo remains the most tried and true method of obtaining the best liposuction results, and continues to dominate the liposuction market today. Tumescent lipo uses a special saline solution to break up fat cells before suctioning them out of the body. Because this technique physically removes fat cells from the body rather than destroying them to be eliminated on their own, it can be the most effective way of achieving great results.
4. Even Small Target Spots Can Make a Big Difference
Most people associate liposuction with the abdomen, love handles, or thighs. What some people don’t realize, though, is that liposuction can be used virtually anywhere on the body.
When it comes to fine-tuning your figure, small target spots can make a big difference for your overall appearance. For instance, liposuction can be used to reduce the appearance of cankles by creating a more streamlined leg shape. Lipo is also commonly used to treat fat in the upper arms, or reduce a visible “bra bulge” in the back. Other common small treatment areas include under the chin, the back of the neck for treating “buffalo hump,” and the male breasts.